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Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon Glazed Turkey

Posted By: Richard Wachtel
Published: October 1, 2014

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Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon Glazed Turkey

By author Chef Michael Symon


  • 1 Bone-In Whole Turkey Breast (about 6-7 lbs)
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Small Bundle Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Zest Lemon
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil


Season the turkey with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Place turkey breasts in a gallon-sized bag and drizzle with olive oil, ensuring to coat all of the meat.
Add garlic cloves, thyme, lemon zest and paprika.
Seal the bag and rub in the herbs and spices evenly.
Refrigerate overnight.
The next day, remove turkey from the marinade and let the chill come off it, about 30 minutes.
Pre-heat your grill to medium high heat, adding charcoal to only one side.
When the grill is hot, place turkey breasts on the side with no coals, skin side up and close the lid.
After about 45 minutes, add a small handful of charcoal to keep the grill hot and brush the turkey with the glaze.
Put lid back down and cook for another 45 minutes, brushing once or twice.
Check the turkey by putting a thermometer through the thickest part of the breast. It should read 165 degrees.
Total cooking time should be 1 ½ - 2 hours.
Brush the turkey with the Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon glaze once more before removing it to a platter.
Tent the turkey with foil and let it rest at least 10 minutes before slicing.

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